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Beep! Beep! Rare Road Runner spotted

2014-09-15 10:03

Mustang, Corvette, TransAm... despite a host of iconic muscle cars ‘nobody did it slicker and meaner than Plymouth, when it produced the maddest powerhouse coupe yet,’ writes DAVE FALL as he experiences a rare Plymouth Road Runner.

Lucic-Baroni beats Venus

2014-09-14 21:15

Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni has won her first WTA title since 1998 by defeating Venus Williams in Quebec City.

Philippines detains Canadian Islamist preacher

2014-09-11 12:37

A Canadian Islamic preacher has been detained in the Philippines, where authorities deemed him a potential threat to national security, the immigration bureau says.

Dentist arrested after ‘mutilating patients’

2014-09-05 14:28

A fugitive Dutch dentist accused of mutilating dozens of French patients has been arrested in Canada following an international manhunt.

Ebola vaccine shipment to Africa stymied

2014-09-04 05:51

Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine is stuck in the government lab that developed it as officials puzzle over how to safely transport it, three weeks after it was offered to Africa to fight the deadly epidemic.

Walking African fish reveals how our ancestors evolved

2014-08-28 11:53

Experiments on an African fish have shown what might have happened when the first fish ‘walked’ out of water, an evolutionary step that gave rise to today’s tetrapods – amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. [VIDEO]

Imam says IS recruiting in Canada

2014-08-23 09:00

A Canadian imam known for his pacifist sermons has warned that Islamist militant group IS was actively recruiting in Canada and said one member issued him a death threat.

N American could face rail woes

2014-08-15 10:30

Lingering delays in North American rail traffic after eight months of extreme winter, raise the risk of second winter chaos.

Man stabbed after bumping strangers while texting

2014-08-13 20:28

A Canadian man has been stabbed in the heart after bumping into two pedestrians on a downtown Toronto street while texting, police say.

Toronto police probe bomb threat against mayor

2014-08-12 08:28

Toronro police have said they are investigating an alleged email threat to bomb city hall if crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford does not immediately resign.

Canada sends icebreakers to Arctic to gather data

2014-08-10 20:36

Canada has sent two icebreakers to the High Arctic to gather scientific data in support of its plan to bid for control of the sea floor under and beyond the North Pole.

United flight makes emergency landing

2014-08-06 08:31

A spokesperson for the airport in Halifax says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner on its way to Brussels from the US has made an emergency landing after a fire on the aircraft.

China probes Canadians for alleged spying

2014-08-05 11:41

Chinese authorities are investigating two Canadians for alleged espionage, state media reports, a week after Canada accused Beijing of "state-sponsored" hacking.

Canada accuses Chinese of hacking government network

2014-07-31 07:31

Canada has taken the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.

Footprints suggest T-Rex hunted in a pack

2014-07-25 14:31

Scientists in western Canada have discovered the fossilised footprints of three tyrannosaurs that suggest these fearsome predators may have hunted in packs.

Tech woes menace Canada's Arctic maritime traffic

2014-07-16 16:11

Technical problems with a new Canadian Coast Guard communications system are putting maritime traffic in the country's Arctic at risk, a union official say.

Kangaroos use tail as fifth leg says study

2014-07-04 08:21

The bounciest animal of all, the kangaroo uses its tail as a fifth leg while walking. That's the surprising finding of Australian researchers, who say the animal's tail helps it maintain balance.

Rio Tinto pushes on with Russia JV in Canada

2014-06-27 12:19

Global miner Rio Tinto and Russian fertiliser producer Acron OAO are moving ahead with the development of the Albany potash prospect in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Warning about global hunt for yield

2014-06-24 09:45

Canada's finance minister Joe Oliver has warned that investors could be mispricing risk as they hunt for better investment returns.

Duckling samaritan faces life in jail

2014-06-23 12:10

A woman who stopped to help some ducklings across a busy highway has been found guilty of killing a father.

Canadian police rescue 5 children from online porn

2014-06-20 09:13

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they have rescued five children from sexual exploitation and have charged or investigated 150 people in a nationwide crackdown on online child pornography.

Video: Perez, Chilton penalised for crashes

2014-06-10 09:39

Marussia's Max Chilton and Williams' Sergio Perez will both start the 2014 Austrian GP later in June further back from the grid.

Newey 'will design 2015 car'

2014-06-10 08:48

'I'm 55 and not ready for the beach just yet, so I'll do this for a little bit and see what happens', those are the words of Red Bull's chief technical officer Adrian Newey.

 

2 men charged over $68m drug haul in Sydney

2014-09-15 08:59

Two people have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth $68m hidden in a consignment of frozen fish fillets shipped from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, officials say.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford drops re-election bid

2014-09-13 10:27

Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place.

Doctor: Ford biopsy results will take a week

2014-09-12 10:23

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s doctor says results of a biopsy on the controversial politician’s abdominal tumour won’t be known for a week.

'Crack mayor' may have a tumour

2014-09-11 09:15

Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became infamous after he admitted to using crack cocaine in a 'drunken stupor', is believed to have a tumour in his abdomen.

Bieber assault charge dropped over limo incident

2014-09-08 18:59

Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge against Canadian pop star Justin Bieber in connection with an incident involving a Toronto limousine driver.

Manulife buys Standard Life's Canadian assets

2014-09-04 14:15

Manulife Financial and Britain's Standard Life have agreed a deal for the Canadian operations of the British insurer as part of a broader global tie-up.

New assault charge against Justin Bieber

2014-09-02 19:02

Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation.

Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 06:17

Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola.

Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

2014-08-19 19:57

Canada's Transportation Safety Board says in a new report that many factors led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year.

Canadian sect leaders face new polygamy charges

2014-08-14 08:33

A Canadian prosecutor has approved criminal charges against four members of an isolated polygamous community in British Columbia nearly three years after a court upheld a ban on plural marriages.

Canada to donate Ebola vaccine for use in Africa

2014-08-13 05:47

Canada will donate a small quantity of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed in its government lab to the World Health Organisation for use in Africa, the country's health minister says.

Pollution from Keystone more than expected

2014-08-11 09:50

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the state department calculated earlier this year, a new study says.

Canada quarantines man with Ebola symptoms

2014-08-09 10:31

A Canadian hospital has put a patient in isolation after he arrived in the country from Nigeria with symptoms of fever and flu.

Same-day travel apps help travellers

2014-08-05 15:10

Procrastinating travellers who find it difficult to plan trips in advance may find bargains with last-minute travel apps to book flights and hotel rooms.

Hacking attack bears signs of Chinese army

2014-08-01 19:00

A security expert says the recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network is similar to attacks mounted by the Chinese army.

Canadian doctor in quarantine after Ebola exposure

2014-07-30 11:10

A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus.

Safety first, says IATA chief after tragedy

2014-07-18 21:04

The head of the International Air Transport Association says the world's airlines put safety above all else, but depend on others to advise on the routes they fly.

Quebec offers $60m in aid after deadly blast

2014-07-14 09:10

Quebec's government has offered an additional $60m to Lac-Megantic, the town devastated by last year's deadly train explosion in which 47 people were killed, local media report.

Toronto mayor returns to work from rehab

2014-07-01 09:56

Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford has returned to work after a seven-week stint in treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, noticeably thinner and saying he had "begun the process of taking back control" of his life.

Obama asked to protect old growth forest

2014-06-26 07:36

More than 75 US and Canadian scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a policy to preserve what remains of America's old-growth forest.

SA, Canada business chamber announced

2014-06-23 14:56

Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast has announced a South Africa-Canada Chamber of Business aimed to promote partnerships between companies.

Duckling samaritan faces life in jail

2014-06-23 08:33

A woman who stopped to help some ducklings across a busy highway has been found guilty of killing a father and his teen daughter.

Thousands attend funeral for 3 Mounties

2014-06-11 07:08

Thousands of police from across Canada have attended the funeral for 3 Mounties officers shot by a gunman.

Oz GP trophy named for Jack Brabham

2014-06-10 08:48

Organisers of the 2015 Australian GP have honoured the late Jack Brabham by naming its Drivers' race trophy after the Formula 1 legend.

Perez rejects Williams' criticism

2014-06-10 08:44

Force India's Sergio Perez has hit back at Williams' Felipe Massa after being accused of dangerous driving during the 2014 Canadian GP. Who do you think was at fault? Watch the clip!

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